Officials of Thua Thien-Hue and the local coaches and athletes at the commendation ceremony on April 10 (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held an event on April 10 to commend the local coaches and athletes with outstanding achievements in recent regional and international tournaments.

In March, the province sent athletes to the Asian Youth Chess Championships and the Southeast Asian Cadet and Junior Open Wrestling Championships in Thailand, the World Taekwondo Malaysia Open Grade One Championship, and the World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Tunisia. Local athletes brought home 10 gold and five silver medals from those events.

At the Asian Youth Chess Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand, four athletes of Thua Thien-Hue pocketed four golds and three silvers. 

Notably, Nguyen Ha Khanh Linh obtained a gold medal in the girls’ U10 individual standard chess event and a silver in another individual event. She also contributed to the Vietnamese team’s one gold and one silver medal in the team category.

Another four athletes of the province earned four gold and two silver medals at the Southeast Asian Cadet and Junior Open Wrestling Championships in Thailand.

Nguyen Thi My Trang and Nguyen Thi My Linh pocketed four gold medals in the women’s freestyle and beach wrestling events. Le Thi Quynh Nhu and Nguyen Phuc Long gained two silver medals.

Addressing the ceremony, Director of the provincial Department of Culture and Sports Phan Tien Dung said Thua Thien-Hue has continually offered preferential policies for high-performance athletes and encouraged sportspersons to take part in domestic and foreign tournaments.

He particularly praised Nguyen Ha Khanh Linh’s excellent performance at the Asian tourney, which was only the first time she had competed at an international tournament.-VNA